I have to say i was looking forward to this game coming out, but after playing it, i would advise renting before buying. The game actually starts out pretty good and keeps your attention, but around chapter 4-5 the levels start getting insanely hard and you die so often it gets frustrating. It seems the cops become almost superhuman and they only have to body check you twice and you die. Not to mention the stupid runner cops, where if you try to fight them, they block everything u throw and if u hesitate or she doesnt get up the wall fast enough, consider yourself dead and starting at ur last checkpoint. i actually had to put the game down for a day or two before i wanted to finish it. Overall its visually stunning and thats it. its extremely short, it will test ur patience, and the online portion isnt worth dirt. Could have been much, much better. i hope they make a sequel so they can fix all these issues and maybe expand on gameplay.
This game is a fun change from the ordinary fps. However there is one problem I have found and searching online message boards I am not the only one. The game at some point fairly late in the game will freeze. The entire PS3 will freeze up as well not just the game. To my knowledge there has not been a patch released for the game yet. So this will happen for some of you. I have an original PS3 60gb. Beyond this glitch it is a fun game and the motion blur and viewpoint give an amazing feeling of momentum. Hope a patch will be released for the ones who encounter this glitch.
Excellent game, not so excellent visual distortion
posted by Daisuke01 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) Nov 20, 2008
Member since Aug 2007
Well this game was pretty much amazing, one would think it would just be another tomb raider, but the first person perspective changes all of that. I ended up getting it for the PS3, and I'm not sure if it's a PS3 problem or if it happens on the 360 also, the screen splits when you turn around and is very choppy at times. It's enough to give you a headache, but not enough to stop me from playing this game to the end, it was excellent, the combat was amazing and challenging, and the story wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but still very good. The use of color is really something with the whole "Runner Vision" thing, there's so many challenging jumps and parts that you just want to restart and do perfectly because it's so cool looking. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because of the visual distortions I experienced with the PS3. Over-all great game.